Aug 1, 2009 10:05 AM by Jamie Smith
Organic food does not appear to be nutritionally superior to conventionally produced food. That's according to an extensive review of research that's been published on the subject over the past 50 years.
The review did not look at contaminants or chemical residues from pesticides, though. One of the main reasons people buy organic is to avoid pesticide exposure.
The review started with more than 50,000 papers, and was narrowed to 55 that researchers identified as "satisfactory" quality. The Study was led by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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